4 Months Employment
Hi Audra! So you are new here-- let's get to it. What was going on at your parents' house when you were a kid in Fresno?
Thanks---now everyone will know I'm from ! Ha ha. My parents' house was and still is a treasure trove of antiques and general garbage. Under their influence, I became a collector at an early age -- mostly in order to fit in. When my parents took me "garage sailing," I'd always pick up old Mad Magazines from the 50's and 60's. I had a pretty huge collection. I'd mostly stay inside and try to laugh at the jokes about Eisenhower.
Did your sister have any influence on your musical taste?
Absolutely! She's eight years older than me and very musical, so she was all about playing her records. My first 7 or 8 years, it was non-stop, and then it was Bauhaus and . I stole all of her records when she moved out. I was about 13 then and I started playing Bauhaus' In a Flat Field endlessly. It was also right around then that I discovered my grandmother's old '78s of jazz and klezmer recordings. Some how punk, death-rock, Judaica, and the 20's and 30's all got smooshed together in my world view.
I love it. That makes total sense. What was the first concert you ever went to?